Twingly searches all microblogs

Wed 21 January 2009 11:31, Bas van den Beld

Microblogs are hot. Hitwise just announced that Twitter has now gotten more popular than Digg and other services like Friendfeed, Numpa, Jaiku  and other services like it have a lot of users. Keeping track of what’s going on at these microblogs is not always easy, but Twingly thinks it’s got THE solution.

Only recently Twitter acquired Summize.com and turned it into Twittersearch. And only a couple of days ago Danny Sullivan wondered why Google or Yahoo don’t offer Twitter search themselves after Yahoo announced Tweetnews. Twingly jumps into the gap left open by the search engines. Not only by searching Twitter, but by searching several microblogs at once.

Twingly searches all microblogs

Twingly seems to have jumped in at the right time. The growth of the microblogs makes people looking for ways to catch the information they don’t want to miss out on. The service searches in Twitter, Jaiku, Identica,Bleeper, Bloggy, Lareta, Linux Outlaws, Pownce (well, the archives of it), Suffice to say and TWiT Army.

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Nice features are the “Hot right now” searches, the e-mail alerts and the possibility to create RSS-feeds from your searches. All services which make live a lot easier.

Best of all might be the widget Twingly offers. We know that Twingly blogsearch gets most of its traffic through their API’s and the widgets play a big part in that. With placing the search widget on your blog you can catch your readers updates and comments from all around the micros-blogo-sphere.

Widget Example Searchcowboys sort:published content:microblog Search results for “Searchcowboys”

Twingly is a Swedish product. Originally it started in 2007 as a Blogstream to “link back to blogs writing about their articles.”. They claim to be becoming the best blog search engine in the world, mainly because they proclaim to search only spam free blogs. Twingly.com currently serves 25M+ search results per month.

Twingly can be an absolut winner in the Microblogsearch-battle and will be very addictive to those who don't want to miss anything.



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